Before you visit
In his letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul referred to a church as the household of God. We hold this mindset when we talk about our life together as Redeemer Community Church.
If you do not have a household of faith where you regularly worship and serve, we would love to have you visit one of our Sunday worship gatherings – 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 4:30 pm.
Over the years, we have sought to keep our worship gatherings as simple as they were when we began as a house church in 2008. We don’t think there is anything wrong with high-production worship services, but it is hard to have a lot of production when you are in folding chairs in a living room. So, we’ve tried to maintain that simplicity in our current setting.
We know visiting a church can bring on anxiety, especially if you are a new Christian or interested in learning more about the Christian faith. Below you will find a few descriptions of our household of faith that we hope are helpful as you visit and worship with us.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any additional questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a parking lot behind the church that you can enter off 3rd Ave S, and we have an agreement with the city of Birmingham to use their lot across the street from the front entrance of the church on 4th Ave S. If those are full, you’re welcome to park on the street (4th Ave S or 41st St. S) as long as residential driveways are not blocked. We put orange parking cones up to help make those driveways more visible.
We understand that part of being comfortable often involves knowing what others might be wearing. Most everyone wears casual clothing, like jeans and a shirt. You’ll often see some dresses and dress shirts too. Rarely do people wear anything more formal than that. The best rule of thumb is that we want to spend more time preparing our hearts for worship than preparing our attire.
We are committed to providing a safe, fun atmosphere for all children. The children’s ministry check-in desk is downstairs, most easily accessible via a door off of our back parking lot. Children ages 4 and up should check in but remain with their parents in the worship service until the sermon when they go downstairs for a time of teaching.
Our service typically lasts an hour and 15 minutes. We begin with an opening scripture, sing songs of worship, hear the Word of God preached, and then close in song and scripture. The last Sunday of every month, we celebrate holy communion in our service and on many of those Sundays we share a meal together: breakfast before 9:00 am service, lunch after the 11:00 am service, and dinner after the 4:30 pm service.
Worship in Song
Our worship band is made up of members who volunteer their time to lead the church family in song. A regular mix of ancient and recent hymns are played in a variety of styles. Everything from pedal steel to a concert-grand harp is used to lead the congregation in singing praises to God. The style will be a reflection of the mix of our volunteer musicians.
Redeemer Community Church does not belong to a formal denomination, but is partnered with the Sojourn Network to plant orthodox, evangelical, and reformational churches in North America. We are also partnered with Grace Fellowship in West Homewood, which is a congregation Redeemer helped plant in 2016. To learn more about our theological beliefs and convictions, please see our Leadership Statement of Belief.